Wednesday, July 24, 2013

All I wanna do is read!!

I found this wonderful blog on Pinterest & decided to join in on the linky party started by Mr. Hughes at An Educator's Life, sharing great 6th grade level reading.  I cannot believe I fell upon this great resource.  I have been trying to elevate the classroom library I inherited from my master teacher since he left elementary teaching to be a college professor.  Hopefully this great outlet will help you as much as I when it comes to finding great literature to share with your students and create life long readers and learners.

Here are some of the books I believe are wonderful stories for 6th graders to read and enjoy.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. This book is a great read especially to tie in with the Ancient Greece unit in Social Studies.  There is a lot of great Ancient Greece references even though it is completely for entertainment.

2. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe. by C.S. Lewis.  This story is full of imagery and a wonderful tale of good overcoming evil.  It is a wonderful read to help tie in character traits and how the setting is usually an additional character to the story.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.  I fell in love with this story after reading it last year for the first time.  This is the first book I am having my students read this year as a way to show how autobiographies, an any form, can have an impact.  I want my students to write their own autobiography while reading this, as a way to get to know them at the beginning of the year.

These are three of my treasured reads for my 6th graders that I am contributing.  I hope to add more at another time, but for now this is a great start.  Plus, these are three of the four books I am going to implement in my classroom for literature circles.  My 4th is Bud, Not Buddy.  I know that is more geared for 5th graders, but the main character is a 10 year old boy and the story is really engaging for the students.

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